On Thursday night, the journalism world lost a little bit of its heart and soul — David Carr, a stalwart of the industry, died at the age of 58. Carr changed journalism and the way we think about it with his beautiful writing, his fearless reporting, and his intelligent analysis.
But the New York Times media columnist also changed journalism in ways that can't be counted in words and don't show up in ink. He was a mentor, a friend, and a leader to his peers, his proteges, and even his rivals. He led by example, and made us want to be better.
David Carr wasn't just one of us — he was the best of us. And here is how journalists from around the country remembered him: